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Cardiothoracic Surgery

Nels D. Carroll, MD

PGY VI

Personal Statement:

Dr. Carroll was born and raised in Spokane, WA. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Washington in 2007 where he was a Mary Gates Scholar studying marine benthic ecology. He then joined Teach For America, serving in Houston, TX where he taught math and science.  Given the opportunity to advance with his students, he remained on to teach an additional year after completing his service commitment. He received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA in 2015 where he developed his interest in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Here he contributed to research in lung transplantation, heart failure and robotic cardiac surgery and participated in multiple service learning opportunities in India and also in China. His professional interests are broad and span minimally invasive thoracic surgery, mitral disease and endovascular aortic repair. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and other outdoor activities, and is an avid Seahawks fan.


Education

Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency
UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX - 2015-Present

Medical School
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA - MD - 2011-2015

P.B. in Advanced Core in Medical Sciences
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA - 2010-2011

Teaching Certification, State of Texas Standard Certificate EC-4
University of Saint Thomas, Houston, TX - 2007

Undergraduate
University of Washington, Seattle, WA - B.S. in Biology, Deans List - 2004-2007

Research

Temple University Department of Otolaryngology, PA, United States
Research Assistant, Dr. Jeffrey Liu

  • Examined retrospective data from the SEER database and compiled reports in response to questions posed by faculty.
    01/2012

Temple University Hospital Cardiovascular Research, PA, United States
Clinical Research Assistant, Dr. T. Sloane Guy

  • Performed clinical research in the fields of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. Participated in data entry, analysis, and literature review. Co-authored multiple original abstracts on topics including lung transplantation, novel surgical techniques via both conventional and robotic approaches, heart failure, and management of aortic dissections. Presented research as primary author at national meetings.
    04/2007 – 06/2007

Mary Gates Endowment, University of Washington, WA, United States

  • Student Endowment Scholar, Dr. Megan Dethier

Awards & Accomplishments

2020 – Aust Society Annual Clinical Research Resident Competition – First Place

2018 – Aust Society Annual Clinical Research Resident Competition – Third Place

2017 – Aust Society Annual Clinical Research Resident Competition – Third Place

2017 – AATS Member for a Day Program – Scholarship providing participation in annual meeting

2015 – Dr. Herman Brown Award in Surgery – Excellence in Patient Care and Surgical Research, Temple SOM 2015

2014 – Arthur P. Gold Humanism Award – Award recipient for Temple SOM Class of 2015, as voted upon by peers

2013 – Changzhou, China Clerkship Scholar – Temple University Representative

2007 – Mary Gates Endowment Scholar – Benthic Marine Ecology; Friday Harbor Laboratories

Affiliations

2017-Present     Southern Thoracic Surgery Association, Candidate Member

2014-Present     Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Candidate Member

2014-Present     International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Associate Member

2014-Present     American College of Surgeons, Resident Member

Publications

Jacob S, Carroll ND, El-Sayed Ahmed MM, Attia S, Jim Zhai Q, Bower SP, Makey IA. Thoracoabdominal resection of giant malignant esophageal solitary fibrous tumor. J Surg Case Rep. 2020 Jul 14;2020(7):rjaa152. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjaa152. PMID: 32699597; PMCID: PMC7365047.

Carroll ND, Hui DS. Commentary: The valve lasts, until it doesn’t; then what? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print].

Carroll ND, Hui DS. Commentary: Do old rules apply to new valves? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print].

Tyerman Z, Mehaffey JH, Hawkins RB, Diop M, Carroll ND, Howell AM, Kern JA, Ailawadi G, Teman N. Nightly Preoperative Huddle Email Improves Perioperative Efficiency. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Feb; 109(2):445-451.

Carroll ND, Hui DS. Commentary: A lesson from a zebra. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 23. [Epub ahead of print].

Carroll ND, Calhoon J. “Cardiac pathology”. Society of Thoracic Adult and Congenital Cardiac Surgery eBook. Baumgartner W, Calhoon J. (Publication pending)

Kosturakis AK, LaRusso KE, Carroll ND, Nicholl MB. First 100 consecutive robotic inguinal hernia repairs at a Veterans Affairs hospital. J Robot Surg. 2018 May 3.

Carroll ND, Restrepo CS, Eastridge BJ, Stasik CN. Left atrial thrombi following tranexamic acid in a bleeding trauma patient-A word of caution. J Card Surg. 2018 Feb;33(2):83-85.

Muetteries C, Menon R, Moser W, Carroll N, Marulanda K, Choi M, Wheatley GH 3rd. Multispecialty involvement in the management of type B aortic dissections in the endovascular era – Implications for training cardiothoracic residents.  J Card Surg. 2017 May;32(5):296-300.

Kelley TM Jr, Kashem M, Wang H, McCarthy J, Carroll ND, Moser GW, Guy TS. Anterior Leaflet Augmentation With CorMatrix Porcine Extracellular Matrix in Twenty-Five Patients: Unexpected Patch Failures and Histologic Analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan;103(1):114-120

Carroll ND, Beers KM, Maldonado EM, Calhoon JH, Husain SA. Novel Annular and Subvalvular Enlargement in Congenital Mitral Valve Replacement. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Sep;102(3):e277-9.

Carroll ND. One student’s reflections on technology and mentoring in medical education. Journal of Lancaster General Hospital. Summer 2014, Vol 9, No. 2

Weigle DS, Buben A, Burke CC, Carroll ND, Cook BM, Davis BS, Dubowitz G, Fisher RE, Freeman TC, Gibbons SM, Hansen HA, Heys KA, Hopkins B, Jordan BL, McElwain KL, Powell FL, Reinhart KE, Robbins CD, Summers CC, Walker JD, Weber SS, Weinheimer CJ. Adaptation to altitude as a vehicle for experiential learning of physiology by university undergraduates. Adv Physiol Educ. 2007 Sep;31(3):270-8.

 

Presentations:

Carroll ND, Hanks K, Brown J, Silguero M, Miller OL. Operating outside the operating room; advanced practitioners reducing readmissions in cardiac surgery. J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society, 46th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX 2020.

Carroll ND. Coronary Aneurysms: What do surgeons need to know? UT Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Citywide Grand Rounds. San Antonio, TX, Jan 2020.

Carroll ND. Loading for Bear: Mechanical circulatory support prior to high risk surgical coronary artery revascularization. UT Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Citywide Grand Rounds. San Antonio, TX, Sep 2019.

Carroll ND. Coming back to the topic of coming back: Readmissions in cardiac surgery. UT Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Citywide Grand Rounds. San Antonio, TX, Aug 2019.

Carroll ND, Hemmati P, Matthew T, Jacob S, Bowers S, Makey I. Thoracoabdominal Resection of Giant Malignant Esophageal Solitary Fibrous Tumor. American Association of Thoracic Surgery, 99th Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, 2019.

Carroll ND, Salemi A, Guy TS. None of Your Business? The Impact of Patient-Driven Referrals for the Mitral Valve Surgeon. American Associate of Thoracic Surgery Mitral Conclave, 5th Biannual Meeting, New York, NY, 2019.

Carroll ND. Robotic-Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Penciling in the future through pencil holes. UT Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Citywide Grand Rounds. San Antonio, TX, Dec 2018.

Tyerman Z, Mehaffey JH, Hawkins RB, Diop M, Carroll ND, Kern JA, Ailawadi G. Nightly Preoperative Huddle Email Improves Perioperative Efficiency. Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, 65th Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, FL, 2018.

Carroll ND. Less Blood, More Sweat, Fewer Tears: Utilizing technology, cutting costs and delivering better care for our cardiac patients. UT Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Citywide Grand Rounds. San Antonio, TX, Oct 2018.

Carroll ND. Endoluminal therapy for esophageal adenocarcinoma: Look within to find that which you seek. UT Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Citywide Grand Rounds. San Antonio, TX, Aug 2018.

Carroll ND, Rodriguez R, Kaushik D, Pruthi D, Haidar G, Hicks T, Little M, Sako EY. Multidisciplinary Approach to Renal Cell Carcinoma with Venous Thrombus Extension.  J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society, 44th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX 2018.

Carroll ND. Proton Pump Inhibitors and Barrett’s Esophagus: Cooling the burn or stoking the fire? UT Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Citywide Grand Rounds. San Antonio, TX, Apr 2018.

Carroll ND. Pointing the scope at cervical mediastinoscopy. UT Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Citywide Grand Rounds. San Antonio, TX, Feb 2018.

Carroll ND, Helsel B. Institutional experience with microlobectomy approach for pulmonary resection.  J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society, 43rd Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX 2017.

Carroll ND, Stasik C. Left atrial thrombi following tranexamic acid in trauma. South Texas American College of Surgery, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2016.

Guy TS, Carroll ND, Moser GW, McCarthy JR, Stephens R, Aiken TW, Toyoda Y, Wheatley GH, Dries DL, Lewis CT. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and robotic heart surgery: enabling a novel physiologic repair for a complex problem. American Association of Thoracic Surgery Mitral Conclave, 3rd Biannual Meeting, Mew York, NY 2015.

Carroll ND, McCarthy J, Moser W, Kashem A, Wheatley 3rd G, Toyoda Y, Guy TS. Percutaneous arterial closure combined with totally endoscopic robotic mitral valve repair. Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, 52nd Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, FL, 2014.

Carroll ND, McCarthy J, Moser W, Kashem A, Wheatley 3rd G, Toyoda Y, Guy TS. Totally endoscopic robotic myomectomy and anterior leaflet augmentation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: towards a paradigm shift. Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, 52nd Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, FL, 2014.

Toyoda Y, Kashem A, Carroll ND, Kothapalli P, Moser W, Shiose A, Wheatley 3rd G, Guy TS. A case report of caval division repair using extracellular matrix patch and roll for partial anomalous pulmonary venous return to the superior vena cava. Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, 52nd Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, FL, 2014.

Kothapalli P, Kashem A, Carroll ND, Moser W, Shiose A, Wheatley 3rd G, Guy TS, Toyoda Y. Concomitant coronary artery bypass surgery during left ventricular assist device implantation. Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, 52nd Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, FL, 2014.

Wheatley G 3rd, Muetterties C, Moser W, Menon R, Carroll ND, Marulanda K, Guy TS, Toyoda Y, Kaiser L. Declining Cardiothoracic Surgeon Involvement in the Management of Aortic Dissections: Impact of Endovascular Technologies and Implications for Training. Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 51st Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2014.

Toyoda Y, Kashem MA, Ambur V, Kothapalli P, Kadakia S, Carroll ND, Shiose A, Hisamoto K, Leotta E, Guy TS. Aggressive Surgical Intervention and Treatment in End-Stage Severe Heart Failure Patients: Crossing the Barrier. American Association of Thoracic Surgery, 94th Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2014.

Carroll ND, Kashem MA, Shiose A, Wheatley 3rd GH, Guy TS, Butler-LeBair M, Patel N, Cordova F, Criner GJ, Toyoda Y. Lung Allocation Score Criteria Adjustment and Impacts on Transplantation: A Retrospective Study. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 34th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2014.

Carroll ND, Patel D. The Changzhou Experience. Temple Emergency Action Corps Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, 2013.

Ambur V, Kashem MA, Kadakia S, Carroll ND, Shiose A, Hisamoto K, Leotta E, Guy TS. On-Pump vs. Off-Pump CABG Surgery: A Single Center Outcome. Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, 51st annual meeting, Clearwater Beach, FL, 2013.

Weigle DS, Buben A, Burke CC, Carroll ND, Cook BM, Davis BS, Dubowitz G, Fisher RE, Freeman TC, Gibbons SM, Hansen HA, Heys KA, Hopkins B, Jordan BL, McElwain KL, Powell FL, Reinhart KE, Robbins CD, Summers CC, Walker JD, Weber SS, Weinheimer CJ. 15th International Hypoxia Symposium, Lake Louise, AB, Canada, 2007.

Carroll ND. Density and Distribution of Pisaster Ochraceus in the San Juan Archipelago. Spring Apprenticeship Symposium, Friday Harbor Laboratories, Friday Harbor, WA 2007.